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Orthodontics

Orthodontics

At Lake Minnetonka Dental

The orthodontics offered at Lake Minnetonka Dental goes beyond cosmetic dentistry. A proper bite and the correct teeth alignment is more important to your overall oral health than you might think. With decades of experience, our team can offer the treatment that’s best suited for your specific needs so you can get a healthy, beautiful smile.

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Orthodontics

Metal Braces

Metal braces are the oldest and most time-tested method of orthodontic correction. Using a system of brackets, wires and rubber bands, they work by shifting the teeth gradually over time, with regular adjustments from the dentist.

Metal braces tend to be more effective in children and young adults who are still developing, which leads to shorter treatment times. They’re also typically the least expensive option, and can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues including:

  • Bite correction
  • Crowded teeth
  • Improper tooth spacing/gaps in teeth
  • Crooked teeth
  • Jaw problems/misalignment

Invisalign

Invisalign is a clear alternative to traditional metal braces. Instead of using semi-permanent brackets and wires, Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to shift the position of the teeth into their proper place.

The customized aligners are nearly invisible, making the system a great alternative for those who need orthodontic treatment, but don’t want a mouth full of metal.

Invisalign aligners are worn for 20-22 hours a day, and removed only for eating and drinking. This consistent and gradual pressure slowly shifts teeth into their corrected position. Every 2 weeks, you will swap your aligners for a new set. And every 6 weeks you’ll come back to the office for a checkup to pick up your next few sets of aligners and ensure your treatment is progressing properly.

The Benefits Of Orthodontia

Orthodontia has a variety of benefits. Whether you choose Invisalign or metal braces, you’ll get:

  • A more attractive smile – Correcting the placement and alignment of your teeth provides you with a straight, attractive smile, and helps boost your self-confidence.
  • Proper bite/jaw alignment – If you have a serious overbite or underbite, you may be self-conscious about your appearance. Not only that, bite misalignment can lead to painful problems like TMJ disorders, or premature tooth wear.
  • Better oral hygiene – Crooked or crowded teeth may be hard to clean, both with brushing and flossing. This can lead to a higher risk of periodontal disease or tooth decay. Orthodontic treatment straightens the teeth, allowing you to take better care of your mouth.
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Come To Lake Minnetonka Dental For An Appointment Today!

Proper bite alignment and straightened teeth help you feel better, look better, and enjoy a higher level of oral health. All our doctors are Invisalign-certified, but Vladimir Leon, DDS, MSD is a board-certified orthodontist who can accommodate any orthodontic need. Let the dentists of Lake Minnetonka Dental evaluate your teeth and get you to better oral health. Contact us today at (952) 475-0225, or come to our office at 109 Bushaway Road, Suite 300, Wayzata, MN 55391.

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Patients without dental insurance can enroll in our in-house savings plan today and start saving! At $285 for existing patients and $189 for new patients, your plan includes 2 exams, 2 cleanings, all necessary x-rays, and one emergency visit. And a 15% savings on all restorative procedures! Restrictions apply. Call today!